Abbotsleigh scholarship Test Preparation (scholarship exams)

Abbotsleigh’s scholarship test is hard. If your child has an upcoming scholarship test at Abbotsleigh 1666 Pacific Highway
Wahroonga NSW 2076, http://www.abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au or plan to sit one in the near future, it’s important that you prepare now with practice test questions and papers so that your child is prepared and confident to do their best.

The last thing you want is for your child to panic on the day when they face questions that they’ve never seen before.

The scholarship test itself is written by Academic Assessment Services (AAS) as part of their scholarship exams.

Because of the huge financial incentives involved (usually in the 1,000s of dollars saved) and the number of test questions (students usually need to answer every questions in 60 seconds or less) - it is a seriously competitive test that makes children anxious and parents worried.

So when should you start test preparation?

It depends on your child’s current level. We have prepared students from 1 to 12+ months before the exam.

It is not uncommon for many students to prepare more than 12 months ahead of the exam. It is a test after all and one that is high stakes.

The scholarship exam is the hardest hurdle to pass and preparing will mean that your child will be less stressed on the day from seeing a whole bunch of questions they’ve never seen before.

So what should your child be studying to prepare for the test and what is the test format?

The test varies and some schools set their own test. The information below about test preparation is provided for general information at the Year 7 entry level and your test may differ. It’s important to confirm that actual components of the test with your school.

But as a guide, in general, scholarship tests by Academic Assessment Services (AAS) for Year 7 entry are in the following format:

Here's test preparation designed for your child's success

To help your child prepare for their test, Exam Success has test preparation materials and resources designed for your child’s success.

Check out our teaching test bank with 600 practice questions in Academic Assessment Services (AAS) style and format, similar to the REAL test where your child can:

  • Practice with 600 test questions!
  • Learn from experts for each question - our experts answer the question in our expert solutions video in just 1 minute and then explain to your child how they can answer the question. This is crucial in helping your child learn how to better do problem-solving (the skill that is tested in the exam!).

Here’s an example of a maths solutions video from our Teaching Test Bank.



Here’s an example of a reading solutions video from our Teaching Test Bank.



Test preparation doesn’t need to be all consuming or stressful to be effective. It just needs to be done regularly and give your child the tips and tricks they need to be able to answer questions quickly and correctly!

Our expert solutions video are what really helps our students get those extra marks to ace that Abbotsleigh’s scholarship test!

You can find more details about Exam Success’ teaching test bank here (for selected Entry Levels):


Academic Assessment Services Scholarship Yr 7 - Teaching Test Bank

Start practicing for your test and get 600 multiple-choice questions similar to Academic Assessment Services Scholarship Yr 7 paper in Exam Success' Teaching Test Bank. These questions are split up into:

  • Abstract Reasoning and Problem Solving - 200 sample test questions (this part of the test is composed of numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning and in the test bank, this is split up into 67 numerical reasoning, 67 verbal reasoning and 66 abstract reasoning questions).
  • Reading - 200 sample test questions.
  • Mathematics Achievement and Reasoning - 200 sample test questions.

The teaching test bank combines 600 online practice questions (option to use timed or untimed practice mode) with a 'how-to' video to show your child how to answer the question in 5 steps or less for each question.

This test bank is available now.

Start your practice now and get a head start for the February, March and April 2021 scholarship season.

Want a free trial to see if Teaching Test Bank is right for you? Click here to try out Teaching Test Bank - for free!

On purchase, your subscription will be activated straight away and expires in 31 days from activation. Once your subscription expires, you can choose to extend it any time for only $52.80 for 31 days.

$AU105.60
One month access
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Want to know if your child’s writing is competitive or not?

To help your child with the written expression / writing test, Exam Success has a writing club and individual writing corrections where you child gets a 370+ word report on your child’s weakness and a determination using our 52-point Expert Writing Insights to find out whether their writing piece is competitive or not.

This means your child has information to help improve their test game, before the real test!

Here’s an example of an essay that’s considered competitive for a scholarship test and here’s a written expression piece that’s not considered competitive for the exam.

You can find more details about how to join Exam Success’ writing club here:


Practice Writing Package 3 (Essays only)

For students who want to improve their writing skills. Write essays and get scoring & feedback from experts. In this package, your child will access:

The cycle for this writing club is 31 days.

Note well that this plan does not include tutor-led writing club sessions or masterclass videos. The 5 individual and personalised scoring & video feedback is available only while your writing club is active and expire (do not carry over) once your writing club subscription ends.

What happens after you purchase?

First, check your email for log in details. We’ll get in touch with you to complete your exam details and set up your writing club dashboard with prompts that are suitable for your exam. Once your writing club has been activated, you’ll complete an essay and request feedback. When you get your feedback, we'll add masterclass videos to address the weaknesses identified. And then, you continue on writing the next prompt, incorporating all the learning you’ve gained to improve your score each time!

$AU137.50
The price above is inclusive of 10% GST. If you are purchasing for use outside of Australia, at checkout, you'll be charged the amount without GST
$AU137.50 per cycle
Practice Writing Package 2 (Essays + Videos)

Want to know if your child's writing will pass or fail? Get expert video feedback on their writing while they learn from masterclass videos.

Give them access to:

The cycle for this writing club is 31 days.

Note well that this plan does not include live online tutor-led writing club sessions

What happens after you purchase?

First, check your email for log in details. We’ll get in touch with you to complete your exam details and set up your writing club dashboard with prompts that are suitable for your exam. Once your writing club has been activated, you’ll complete an essay and request feedback. When you get your feedback, we'll add masterclass videos to address the weaknesses identified. And then, you continue on writing the next prompt, incorporating all the learning you’ve gained to improve your score each time!

$AU129.80
The price above is inclusive of 10% GST. If you are purchasing for use outside of Australia, at checkout, you'll be charged the amount without GST
$AU129.80 per cycle
Writing Boost Package - 3-Months Access, 15 Essays + Unlimited Videos

For students who have an important exam and seriously need to improve their writing skills. In this package (over a 3 month period), your child can get:

The cycle for this writing club is 93 days (approximately 3 months). I.e. It is active for 3 months from date of activation.

Note well that this plan does not include tutor-led writing club sessions. The 15 individual and personalised scoring & video feedback is available only while your writing club is active and expire (do not carry over) once your writing club subscription ends.

What happens after you purchase?

First, check your email for log in details. We’ll get in touch with you to complete your exam details and set up your writing club dashboard with prompts that are suitable for your exam. Once your writing club has been activated, you’ll complete an essay and request feedback. When you get your feedback, we'll add masterclass videos to address the weaknesses identified. And then, you continue on writing the next prompt, incorporating all the learning you’ve gained to improve your score each time!

$AU437.80
The price above is inclusive of 10% GST. If you are purchasing for use outside of Australia, at checkout, you'll be charged the amount without GST
$AU437.80 per cycle
Unlimited Masterclass Videos (Videos only plan)

Learn to write quicker and get higher scores for written expression using strategies, tips and tricks that exam experts have used to help others successfully obtain school entry! In this writing club plan, you get unrestricted and unlimited access online to our library of 96 masterclass videos for 31 days (videos are viewable on the website only and not able to be downloaded).

There are expert created masterclass videos to help you figure out:

  • how long your piece should be (how many words)
  • how to 'show' and not 'tell'
  • how to come up with excellent arguments for persuasive writing
  • how to come up with a story
  • how to relate your story to a prompt

...and more! The full listing of all videos available can be found here: https://www.examsuccess.com.au/writing_club_videos.

This package provides over 24 hours of crucial written expression test guidance (and a saving of $1000 if you had purchased the videos individually) for those sitting writing tests for scholarships, selective schools and NAPLAN.

The cycle for this writing club is 31 days.

Note well that this plan does not include tutor-led writing club sessions or any essay scoring/feedback. You would be responsible for selecting your own masterclass videos to watch (i.e. a tutor doesn't custom select them for you). The unlimited masterclass videos access are available only while your writing club is active and expire (do not carry over) once your writing club subscription ends.

What happens after you purchase?

First, check your email for log in details. We’ll get in touch with you to complete your exam details and activate your writing club. Then you'll be ready to select and watch as many masterclass videos as you wish during the subscription period.

What happens if I need more than 31 days?

You'll be able to extend your writing club at a special price of $28.6 (inclusive of GST) for another 31 days.

$AU58.30
The price above is inclusive of 10% GST. If you are purchasing for use outside of Australia, at checkout, you'll be charged the amount without GST
$AU28.60 per cycle + $AU29.70 joining fee for first cycle only
Expert Video Feedback Package

Want to know if your child's writing will pass or fail? Get expert video feedback on their writing while they learn from masterclass videos.

Your child will be able to request on 5 of their essays:

  • Scoring using our 52-point scoring system that pinpoints 5 areas where they’re losing marks in a scoring panel.
  • Expert video feedback that explains how they can improve on the two major weaknesses in their writing.

You can see an example of scoring and expert video feedback on a real essay here.

In addition, your child will have unlimited access to a library of 96 masterclass videos (viewable online via the website) while their writing club is active. A full listing of available masterclass videos can be found here.

The cycle for this writing club is 31 days.

Note well that this plan does not include live online tutor-led writing club sessions

What happens after you purchase?

First, check your email for log in details. We’ll get in touch with you to complete your exam details and set up your writing club dashboard with prompts that are suitable for your exam. Once your writing club has been activated, you’ll complete an essay and request feedback. When you get your feedback, we'll add masterclass videos to address the weaknesses identified. And then, you continue on writing the next prompt, incorporating all the learning you’ve gained to improve your score each time!

$AU162.80
The price above is inclusive of 10% GST. If you are purchasing for use outside of Australia, at checkout, you'll be charged the amount without GST
$AU162.80 per cycle
Creative Writing Classes - Give Your Child the Chance to Have their Writing Published

NOTE: This program has been deferred to a June 2021 start date.

To help your child build a strong foundation in creative writing, Exam Success has developed an Online Creative Writing Program where your child will develop their creative writing skills.

For NSW Creative Kids Voucher holders special pricing, please go to this page: Creative Writing Classes for NSW Creative Kids Voucher Holders.

In this program, your child will work on developing 1 short creative piece over 5 tutor-led sessions to improve it dramatically through real editing (not just proofreading) and developing an awareness of audience. In between tutor sessions, your child can access online writing masterclass videos to help them further build their skills and our homework (1.5 hours) is completely optional (great for children who do not like homework!)

This program will help your child develop:

  • Creativity and thinking skills
  • A love of writing
  • An important 21st century skill – communication.

It’s important to note that the program doesn’t aim to churn out essay after essay, but rather, by focusing on completing one short essay and dedicating over 5 hours of time in re-working and editing their piece, children work creatively. They learn to think more deeply about writing, not only as a communication tool for themselves, but as a medium of communication between themselves and the world.

An additional benefit is that with online learning you get undisrupted & safe learning. With the outbreak of the global pandemic COVID-19, it’s essential to keep your family as safe as possible. With our program, your child learns from the safety and comfort of your home. No risky virus exposure or disrupted classes. All your child needs to join is reliable internet, a set of headphones with a microphone and a computer.

Please note that this program is a special class (so details about typical writing club classes that can be found on this page do not apply) and full details of this special program, including 2020 timetable can be found here: https://www.examsuccess.com.au/blog/posts/join-exam-success-online-creative-writing-program-and-give-your-child-the-opportunity-to-have-their-writing-published.

To secure your spot for a certain date, make a purchase on this program and we'll be in touch.

$AU172.50
The price above is inclusive of 10% GST. If you are purchasing for use outside of Australia, at checkout, you'll be charged the amount without GST
$AU172.50 per cycle

Want more information or preparation?

Check out our range of online test preparation comprehensive courses and if you want more information about the scholarships offered at Abbotsleigh please see the below information - remember to check the school website http://www.abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au for the most up to date information.

School Test Information

Online application for Scholarship testing is now open

Year 7 Scholarship Test annually in September: Examination date is Saturday September 15, 2018.

Applications will only be accepted from

girls in Year 5 2018 (entryto Year 7- 2020) - September test

** Year 5 girls who have sat previous Entrance tests andwho have been offered a place may also sit the Year 7 Scholarship test (a new application is required forthe Scholarship test).

Abbotsleigh Entrance Testing for Year 5 and Year 7 entry:

PLEASE NOTE: For applicants sitting the Entrance Test at Abbotsleigh in Sydney, a NIL fee is payable on this site BUT please ensure you select the "PAY NOW" button to complete your registration and then select the "Complete Free Application" to finalise your online registration

Year 5 Entrance Tests annually in May and October

Mostgirls sit this test in Year 3 when the majority of places are offered.

Applications will only be accepted from

girls in Year 3 2018 (entryto Year 5- 2020)

Year 7 Entrance Tests annually in May and October

Most girlssit this test in Year 5 when the majority of places are offered

Applications will only be accepted from

girls in Year 5 2018 (entryto Year 7- 2020) - May (closed) and October tests

girls in Year 4 2018 (entryto Year 7- 2021) - May (closed) and October tests

girls in Year3 2018 (entryto Year 7- 2022) - May (closed) and October tests

2018 TEST DATES

Saturday September 15, 2018 (Scholarship Registration open June and close September 7 2018) - Now open Available to Year 5 students ONLY.

Saturday October 27, 2018 (Registration open in June and closeOctober 2018) - Now open

Overseas orDistance testing is possiblein certain circumstances for Entrance Tests only and additional fees apply. No late registrations will be accepted for Overseas or Distance applicants. ONE application only is required. To apply,choose the appropriate link below.

Please note:Medical conditions and taking medications during the examination

Not all staff at the test venue/s are trained in first aid or the administration of life-saving medication such as Epipens, Anapens, asthma inhalers or diabetes devices, so parents must disclose information about medical conditions and medication to the School and Academic Assessment Services well before the examination. Parents may be required to wait near the test venue/s during the examination to administer medication if necessary.

Please detail any food allergies in the dietary and medical issues question in the online application.

Apple or smart watches/phones are not permitted in the examination room.

UNPAID / UNREGISTEREDapplicants will not be allowed to sit the examination.

Click on the preferred link for more information and or to make application.

Abbotsleigh online applications are currently closed.


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